African Plant Database

Acalypha fuscescens Müll. Arg.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 15: II. 821 (1866) 
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to c. 30 cm tall, arising from a woody rootstock; stems several, simple.
Ecology : Plateau miombo; chipya woodland; open Brachystegia-Protea woodland on dambo margins; particularly noticeable after bush fires; 1220 m alt.
  Certain specimens varying towards A. ambigua and others towards A. polymorpha.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 204
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 275 (2006).
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carte afrique num 107085
Record n°107085
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